1. Hello Wynn, can you tell me a little bit about yourself before you started your country music career?I grew up in what used to be a small town called Weatherford, TX. I grew up doing what most young boys do in their adolescence: playing sports. I played baseball and football since I can remember and then started rodeoing in high school. So, I was pretty proactive in other facets of everyday life before music really started to play a bigger role in my life. As a freshman in high school, it wasn’t until I joined choir that I started to discover how much I truly loved music.
2. How did you start listening to country music and when did you know you wanted a career in it?
3. Who are some of your musical icons?I have always listened to country music. Growing up, I was indoctrinated with the good stuff at a young age with some of the artists my parents and grandmother used to listen to like John Denver, Glen Campbell and Jim Reeves just to name a few. As I grew older, I started listening to, of course, Strait, Alan Jackson, Brooks and Dunn and a lot of the 90s era artists. When the movie “Walk The Line” came out, I was fascinated by the way they portrayed that kind of lifestyle and being in the entertainment industry. I began to think about exploring that myself, but it wasn’t going to be acting, it was always music. The summer between my 9th and 10th grade years, my voice changed. I went from being a Tenor to a Bass in choir and could sing pretty low. That’s where one of my biggest influences, aside from those mentioned above, came about and that is a guy by the name of Josh Turner. I loved Josh’s music and still do to this day. That year I decided to go out on a limb and do the talent show. I think a little more than 1,000 kids sat in the auditorium that day and watched me sing “Why Don’t We Just Dance” by Josh Turner. It was at that moment that I was hooked. I started singing around town to what were basically karaoke tracks while I was learning how to play guitar. I went on to college at Weatherford College on a rodeo scholarship and eventually transferred to Texas A&M University. After working throughout college in a 9 to 5 world, by the beginning of my senior year I knew that I wanted to play music for a living. I graduated in December of 2016 and haven’t looked back. 4. What is the background story behind your latest single “Man What a Woman?”I was invited to a songwriter’s retreat a couple years ago for the first time and met this guy named Roger Brown. We wrote a couple things together that were ok. I had just released my first EP Words Fly and really didn’t know much about what I was doing, but Roger did. Throughout that week, Roger and I became pretty good friends. We kept in touch periodically throughout the year. We ended up at the same retreat again last year and that’s when things really started to mesh between the two of us. I was desperately needing to get back into the studio and get some new music going so I was ready to write. I think I wrote a couple songs earlier that week with some folks, but one night Roger and I sat down and Roger ran an idea past me. He already had the chorus but needed some verses. I think less than an hour later we had “Man What A Woman” finished. That was the first song we completed for the new project that will be released in 2019. 5. What are a few of your favorite venues or events to play at?
We’ve had the opportunity to play some awesome venues thus far. I’d have to say that playing the National Finals Rodeo in Vegas in 2017 was a highlight for sure. I also had the opportunity to go over the Italy this past summer and plays at the Voghera Country Festival and that was probably the most amazing experience I’ve ever had. Some of our favorite venues in the great state of Texas include Twisted J Live in Stephenville, TX, home to Tarleton State University and of course our home away from home in College Station at a couple different venues, The Tap and Hurricane Harry’s!
6. Is there anything else new coming up with your music in 2019?We have 14 new songs on an album that we’re releasing this year. Additionally, we’re getting to play some new markets that we haven’t played before so I am really excited for what 2019 has in store for us.
7. What do you like to do in your free time when you are not performing or working on your music?I kind of always tell people that even when I’m not working, I’m working! It’s one of those things that you never really stop thinking about even when you have “time off.” I think that comes with owning your own business and making sure that you’re always making decisions that are going to positively impact your business. When I do have time off, I enjoy going to see my friends play their shows. I also enjoy playing golf with friends or just kicking back and watching movies.
8. What is one of your favorite quotes?“No one is going to work harder for you than you.”
9. Is there anything else you would like to share?Looking forward to getting out on the road more in 2019 and starting to play some of these new songs for the folks that come out!